London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A GREEK BRONZE BEAKED OINOCHOE HANDLE
LACONIAN, CIRCA 550-525 B.C.
The twisted bronze handle attachment in the form of a head of a siren with bird-like face and long tresses, her headdress shaped into a thumbrest extending behind her head, a large disc to either side of her tresses, mounted
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
European private collection, formed between 1973-1982 (lots 236-265 and 352).
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